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HFC Boys to Compete in ECNL Regional League

For Immediate Release:
ECNL Contact: Jacob Born; 314-440-0644 Press Contact: Erica Bates; 917-559-4984


RICHMOND, VA (April 19, 2022) – ECNL Boys is pleased to announce an initial round of 10 new clubs that will be joining the ECNL Boys Regional League platform in the 2022-23 season. These clubs stretch from Florida to California, reflecting the commitment of the ECNL Boys to provide pathways for clubs looking to provide the best experiences for their players and teams.

“We are thrilled to welcome these clubs into the ECNL Regional League for the 2022-23 season,” said ECNL Boys Commissioner Jason Kutney. “The growth of the Regional League platform has been significant over this past year, showing the clear desire of clubs to align within a club pathway as they, in turn, offer that same pathway to their players. We will continue our efforts to create opportunities for philosophically aligned clubs to become a part of this mission.”

The 10 clubs joining the league are below:

Highland FC (ECNL Regional League - Carolinas)
● Location: Asheville, NC
● Facilities: John B. Lewis Soccer Complex, Buncombe County Sports Park
● Competitive Division of the Asheville Buncombe Youth Soccer Association

McLean YSA (ECNL Regional League - Virginia)
● Location: McLean VA
● Established: 1990
● More than 100 alumni playing collegiate soccer

Rebels SC (ECNL Regional League - SoCal)
● Location: Chula Vista, CA
● More than 30 elite coaches for the club’s athletes

Three Rivers (ECNL Regional League - Northwest)
● Location: Pasco, WA
● Oldest and largest club in Southeast Washington
● More than 130 alumni playing collegiate soccer

VA Rush (ECNL Regional League - Virginia)
● Location: Virginia Beach, VA
● One of the founding Rush clubs
● Home to more than 3,500 athletes in the soccer-rich Virginia Beach market

Virginia Valor (ECNL Regional League - Virginia)
● Location: Chantilly, VA
● A partnership between Southwestern Youth Association and Chantilly Youth Association with more than 22,000 players

West Side Alliance (ECNL Regional League - Texas)
● Location: Tulsa, OK
● Established: 1992
● A staff of more than 150 coaches

Azzurri Storm SC (ECNL Regional League - Florida)
● Location: Naples, FL
● Established: 1993
● Promoted to ECNL Regional League from Florida Club League

BRYC Elite Academy (ECNL Regional League - Virginia)
● Location: Fairfax, VA
● Established: 1966
● Schools Featuring Alumni: Virginia, VCU, Virginia Tech, George Mason, Navy

FC Richmond (ECNL Regional League - Virginia)
● Location: Richmond, VA
● Established: 1985
● More than 2,500 athletes


About the ECNL:
The ECNL is the nation’s leading youth soccer development platform. The ECNL respects and celebrates the unique individuality of every youth soccer player and club, supporting and enabling them to unleash their unfettered passion and fierce tenacity in striving to achieve their potential.
 The ECNL’s mission to Raise the Game is a total commitment to create the best possible environment for players, coaches, referees and administrators, with a determination to constantly question convention and challenge the status quo in youth sports.

The ECNL Commitment:
We will lead, set our eyes on new horizons, and pursue them relentlessly. Born out of the belief in a better way. Continued in the ever-evolving pursuit of excellence.
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